Last night, I was happily compiling the movies I plan to watch on the onset of holy week when my mum suddenly said: “Hey, can you look for the movie with the war and the little sister? That cartoon movie. I would like to share it to your aunts.” She was talking about Grave of the fireflies by studio Ghibli.
At home they always joke that I have a heart of stone, because I rarely cry watching dramas or movies. I was okay with that, I hate it when I have waterworks gushing from my eyes and nose. It is bothersome to me.
But this one. I could never watch this movie without having to push pause and run to get more tissues. *I have watched this movie more than 5 times already.*
Set in the city of Kobe, Japan. Showing the life of Seita and Setsuko, siblings struggling to survive the second world war. I would not spoil the story for you by telling it here, just go look for it and see the movie. You wouldn’t regret it.
And I promise you can never look at those canned Sakuma drops candies the same way again.
Why must fireflies die so young? -Setsuko